An example of release is the allowing of a person to be free from the terms of a contract.
To release an arrow.
The video store advertised that it had all the latest releases.
They marked the occasion with a release of butterflies.
They released the new product later than intended.
They released thousands of gallons of water into the river each month.
If you continue to use abusive language, I will need to release the call.
To release an ordinance.
An example of release is to set a bird free from captivity.